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We are in the market for a new AC system.  We are leaning toward buying a 14 SEER Amana.  Have heard some complaints on this brand, but also most people say that the installation is the most important part of the process.  A major selling point has been their 10 year parts/lifetime compressor warranty, by far the best warranty I've found.  Should a good warranty like that tip the scales in choosing?  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Amana is owned by Goodman.  I am not a huge fan of Goodman, but they do come with a good warranty.  Just make sure you fill out the paper and keep the rules required to get the warranty.    The work of the installers is more important then that of the brand.  There are many opinions out there, and there are those that stand behind the Goodman/Amana products...

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I have been in the HVAC field for the past 18 years. I can help with most HVAC questions. I work on commerical buildings for the most part, and have yet to find anything I could not troubleshoot and repair, when repairable. I work on small 1 ton units to a 2500 ton chiller. Troubleshoot air flow, elect, and control problems. I attend regular classes to keep up with the latest and greatest.

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I work on commerical sites, hospitals, gov't buildings. I can troubleshoot just about anything in the HVAC business.

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5 years trade school, VFD training classes, Liebert factory training, some York and Trane factory training.

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